dElfcember day 31, “Your sElf” (challenge complete!!)

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….a prompt to which I say that I don’t exist in the “Tock the Gnome” world (that I’ve been mostly focusing on) but Mariatu certainly does!

She’s been a part of the story since before Tock herself even existed, and certainly stands more for me than any other character (and Misu, for my Wife 💙). She stands for much of who I thought I wanted to be when I created her as a teenager, and much of who I do want to be in the world now. She’s evolved with me, and for that I am very grateful.

So, here she is, in my stead.

The Gnome statue she’s holding is based on the Uppsala Gnome from the books by Rien Poortvliet and Wil Hyugen, in honor of my Gnomishness (even though dear Mariatu ended up Elven! Which, honestly, just shows how far back she goes – but that full story is for another time).

Thanks for sticking with me for another challenge, everyone. Absolutely taking a break from these now. And I hope everyone has a safe, smooth end to 2018, with a blessed and bright start to 2019!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

Complete Gnomevember here.

Complete Orctober here.

Complete Mermay here.

Junefae here.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-30-18, dElfcember days 27, 28, 29 and 30

More catchup and Gnomish-Elven connection ❤ (And only one more left for this challenge, after this!)

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-30-18/dElfcember day 30, “Bonds”

Specifically, bonds of friendship.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my own friendships over the last couple of days, and though I don’t always keep in touch very well, I appreciate every single person I am able to call friend – be it a friendship in person, or a bond that was created over fangirling and artwork online.

Thank you, every one of you, for being here for me.

Featuring Tock, of my “Tock the Gnome,” and Luke from my friend DrMistyTang‘s amazing comic “Grey Eyes.”

(Couldn’t not draw one of her “elves” for this challenge, too!)

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Day 27, “Dobby”

From “Harry Potter,” of course, loving his Free Elf self!

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Day 28, “Unicorn”

This one was really calming to draw 🙂

Also, this one does still count for “Tock the Gnome” world-building – there are certainly Unicorns in Tock’s world….I just haven’t figured out the context yet. Any further information will likely show up on Patreon, if you’re interested.

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Day 29, “Mead”

Despite the very specific prompt, as mead is made from honey, it got me thinking about bees instead. Angry ones, by the way my day was going 🐝😅🐝💥

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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dElfcember days 21, 24 and 25

More catchup, and some notes for tomorrow…

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Day 21, “Gift”

Featuring Misu and Mariatu of “Tock the Gnome” backstory, and the gift that is their life together after many, many trials.

This drawing also now belonging, appropriately, to my Wife, as part of her own Yule gift 😊

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Day 24, “Red”

Bringing to my attention that that two other characters from a different part of that backstory have a red color scheme, and it just so happens that one banished the other…. but that’s all something that Tock herself needs to learn about, so 🤫

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Day 25, “Totem”

So, an Elf and a symbol of her local forest spirit 🦌

This and tomorrow’s prompt will be combined for World Building Wednesday, stay tuned for more Elven Faerie connection!

Happy holiday, by the way, to everyone celebrating today!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-23-18, dElfcember catchup 20 & 22

Posting out of order in order to accommodate Sunday Gnomedays, that is ^^; Day 21 of dElfcember will be up later.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-24-18/Day 23, “Pomegranate”

Featuring my Gnomish Persephone with an Elven Hera – what better than an Elf for the Queen of the gods? And what better context for this scene than the symbol of Persephone’s choice to marry Hades?

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Day 20, “Gold”

….anybody else think that Elf is gonna be toast in a moment?

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Day 22, “Dragon”

(Had to draw something sweet after the humor of the Gold prompt.) “Tock the Gnome” Elves are well aware of Dragons and generally get along with them, on an individual elf-to-dragon basis. Once again, there is MUCH of her own world that Tock has yet to discover!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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dElfcember days 18 and 19

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Day 18, “Marshmallow”

Which, unconventionally, made me think of their soft sqwooshy texture, which led to this (……I was also very tired at the time).

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Day 19, “Stars”

“I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star. May it be a light for you in dark places when all other lights go out.” ~ With Fanart Friday flavor! Which led me to Galadriel 💫 She is easily among my favorite Elven characters and one of the best characters in such a male dominated story (a story which I love, buuuuuuut still).

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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“Tock the Gnome” WBW 24, dElfcember 17

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(I have been heavily bitten by the Krampus bug this year, especially on the actual day of this prompt, so I couldn’t resist!)

Prompt – Dwarf Goat.

As for World Building Wednesday, we’re talking this week about Elven moralism and the spirits that might step in to teach lessons!

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Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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